2017-2018 Season

The 60th Anniversary Season

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Welcome, and thank you for joining the Lake Forest Symphony as we celebrate our 60th anniversary during this 2017-2018 Season! It is truly an honor to lead the Symphony for my fourth season as Music Director.

We are presenting a full menu at each of our concerts this season that will not only highlight the wonderful history of our Symphony but also showcase new offerings, including some astounding soloists. You’ll hear masterworks by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, and Dvořák, as well as gorgeous works by Rossini. We are also delighted to kick off the season with music from our wonderful Composer in Residence, James Stephenson. In January, we are incredibly excited to feature two of opera’s finest stars Nicole Cabell and Alyson Cambridge in concert with the Lake Forest Symphony. It will be an evening you will not want to miss!

As another exciting feature of our 60th anniversary, we are COMING HOME to Lake Forest for two of the five concerts this season! We look forward to celebrating a year of passionate music making together at Lake Forest Academy and the James Lumber Center.

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Vladimir Kulenovic

Music Director
2015 Solti Conducting Fellow
2015 Chicagoan of the Year in the Arts
"A conductor with uncommon passion" - Chicago Tribune

SALON SERIES FOR THE LOVE OF GERSHWIN SEP 22 Kathryne Pirtle  clarinet Morgan Pirtle  vocals Miguel De La Cerna  piano

SALON SERIES
FOR THE LOVE OF GERSHWIN
SEP 22
Kathryne Pirtle  clarinet
Morgan Pirtle  vocals
Miguel De La Cerna  piano

MASTERWORKS 1 OCT 7-8 Angelo Yu  violin STEPHENSON | MENDELSSOHN | DVORAK

MASTERWORKS 1
OCT 7-8
Angelo Yu  violin
STEPHENSON | MENDELSSOHN | DVORAK

MASTERWORKS 2 NOV 11-12 Philippe Quint  violin HASSE | CORELLI | VITALI | BACH | CORELLI

MASTERWORKS 2
NOV 11-12
Philippe Quint  violin
HASSE | CORELLI | VITALI | BACH | CORELLI

MASTERWORKS 3 JAN 20-21 Nicole Cabell  soprano Alyson Cambridge  mezzo soprano ROSSINI | OPERA DUETS | SPIRITUALS | SONGS

MASTERWORKS 3
JAN 20-21
Nicole Cabell  soprano
Alyson Cambridge  mezzo soprano
ROSSINI | OPERA DUETS | SPIRITUALS | SONGS

SALON SERIES A NIGHT AT THE OPERA JAN 25 Nicole Cabell  soprano Alyson Cambridge  mezzo soprano

SALON SERIES
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
JAN 25
Nicole Cabell  soprano
Alyson Cambridge  mezzo soprano

SALON SERIES METROPOLIS OBOE QUARTET MAR 2 Deb Stevenson  oboe Thomas Yang  violin Rose Armbrust Griffin  viola Steven Houser  cello

SALON SERIES
METROPOLIS OBOE QUARTET
MAR 2
Deb Stevenson  oboe
Thomas Yang  violin
Rose Armbrust Griffin  viola
Steven Houser  cello

MASTERWORKS 4 APR 7-8 Jay Campbell  cello HAYDN | BEETHOVEN

MASTERWORKS 4
APR 7-8
Jay Campbell  cello
HAYDN | BEETHOVEN

MASTERWORKS 5 MAY 18-19 Ian Parker  piano BRAHMS

MASTERWORKS 5
MAY 18-19
Ian Parker  piano
BRAHMS